• Environmental Intern

    Location(s) USA-OH-North Canton | USA-PA-Bridgeville | USA-OH-Steubenville | USA-IN-Schererville | USA-OH-Walbridge | USA-OH-Brook Park | USA-IN-Elkhart | USA-IL-Galesburg | USA-IL-Edwardsville | USA-IN-Avon
    Job ID
    2018-4883
    Employment Type
    Intern
    Category
    Environmental
  • Overview

    Through on-the-job training and job rotation, the goal is to offer candidates the opportunity to develop competencies and capabilities that will prepare them for a successful career in the environmental field. Our internship program is designed to provide candidates with a variety of challenging experiences in multiple areas of the environmental business including, Field Services, Environmental Health & Safety and Waste Coordination.

    Responsibilities

    Interns will be assinged to one or more of the following areas or development:

     

    FIELD SERVICES

    • Perform site activities as directed by the Supervisor or Project Manager in accordance with Sunpro SOGs
    • Use small hand-tools, squeegees, shovels and brooms as well as wipes, absorbent boom and pads to contain and remediate impacted soils and waters
    • Must have the ability to perform manual work requiring periods of extensive physical exertion and must have the ability to carry out written and oral instructions and be able to meet the work schedule with dependability and consistency
    • Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and operate a powered piece of equipment. Ability to operator a backhoe preferred but not required
    • Learn, understand, and follow all safety, operational, and company rules, regulations and responsibilities
    • Monitor own hours worked to maintain compliance with company and DOT policies
    • Assist in the set up and tear down of job site

     

    SH&E

    • Maintain compliance records for all DOT, FMCSA, OSHA, EPA, applicable Federal and State laws
    • Manage driver qualification files; driver background checks, DOT physicals, MVRs, reference checks
    • Manage fleet compliance program including vehicle inspections, license and registration, insurance and permits
    • Manage driver compliance records including driver safety, road tests, Hours of Service, MVRs
    • Provide technical support on safety & health topics (OSHA)
    • Work closely with EH&S Manager to coordinate employee training to ensure compliance with DOT, OSHA applicable Federal and State laws
    • Ensure compliance with recordkeeping, reporting and permitting
    • Assist in the development of safety procedures, guidelines and best practices
    • Monitor DOT, safety and health regulations and provide advance notice of pending legislation
    • Promote safety and health awareness through safety bulletins, memos and meetings

     

    WASTE COORDINATION

    • Prepare and submit waste profiles ensuring that profiles are complete and accurate
    • Obtain competitive disposal pricing from a variety of disposal facilities
    • Assist in the preparation and review of manifests
    • Review analytical data to determine waste classification
    • Create, organize and maintain waste files
    • Work directly with clients in order to educate them if necessary and facilitate the timely movement of wastes from their sites to the selected disposal facilities
    • Conduct facility inspections
    • Ensure that all waste is documented and tracked on the waste log board and monitored daily
    • Ensure that no waste is on SUNPRO property for longer than 9 days
    • Provide technical assistance to all offices
    • Prepare and ship samples and review chains of custody for accuracy
    • Resolve manifest and non-conforming load discrepancies
    • Provide accurate and efficient customer service
    • Comply with all pertinent federal, state and local regulations
    • Maintain a daily task list and journal of activities
    • Provide for the response, management, and supervision of projects as assigned
    • Selected onsite project management of lab pack and waste characterization projects

    Qualifications

    • Flexible to changes in the work schedule/extended workdays and be available to respond on short notice. Willingness to travel out of town for overnight projects on short notice
    • Strong personal and professional integrity and ability to work independently or lead a team
    • Superior organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential
    • Well-developed written and verbal communication, organization, leadership and supervision skills
    • Proficient use of Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Local and regional travel
    • Must be able to read and write, and communicate effectively in English
    • Willing to follow and enforce governmental regulatory procedures, industry practices, and have a strong understanding and willingness to follow and enforce safety procedures
    • Ability to pass pre-employment, random and or post-accident/injury substance abuse screening, and obtain applicable medical examiners certification

    Education/Experience

    • High school diploma or GED required
    • 40-hr HAZWOPER certification
    • Valid driver license and reliable transportation required

     

    Physical Requirements

    • This position is required to work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions
    • Must be able to work outdoors in various climates for up to 12 hours
    • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds on an occasional basis
    • Must be able to climb steps and ladders
    • Must have the ability to work, walk, and stand on uneven ballast surfaces for long periods of time
    • Should have the ability to use basic hand tools

     

    Work Environment

    Employees will be required to work outdoors.  Driving conditions may be less than ideal. Employees can be exposed to adverse conditions (including but not limited to rain and muddy conditions, rocky soils, snow and ice, extreme temperatures).  Employees are frequently required to wear PPE, such as respirators and protective clothing.

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